Intel 8080 CPU Chip Development

  title={Intel 8080 CPU Chip Development},
  author={Stanley Mazor},
  journal={IEEE Annals of the History of Computing},
  • S. Mazor
  • Published 1 April 2007
  • Art, Computer Science
  • IEEE Annals of the History of Computing
Within a year of the introduction of Intel's first 8-bit CPU chip, the 8008, in April 1972, the author was working on the design specification for a faster and more capable CPU chip, the 8080. Here, the author describes the development of the 8080 chip that helped launch the personal computer industry. The author also addresses two common complaints about the 8080's architecture - its lack of register symmetry and the absence of an index register. 

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  • Computer Science
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  • 2010
Intel advertised its new CPU chip for PC and laptop computers in 1993 as the Intel Pentium processor. This chip was the fifth generation (586) evolved from the original 8086 chip, developed in 1976.

Moore's law, microcomputer, and me

  • S. Mazor
  • Computer Science
    IEEE Solid-State Circuits Magazine
  • 2009
The author gives his views on Moore's law and focus on the role of applications engineering in developing Intel's first microcomputer.

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